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Grateful Dead Live at Frost Amphitheatre on 1982-10-09

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Grateful Dead Live at Frost Amphitheatre on 1982-10-09


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Alabama Getaway-> Greatest Story Ever Told, They Love Each Other, On The Road Again-> Beat It On Down The Line, West L.A. Fadeaway, Me & My Uncle-> Big River, Dupree's Diamond Blues, The Music Never Stopped-> Deal Throwing Stones-> Touch Of Gray, Estimated Prophet-> Eyes Of The World-> Drums-> Truckin'-> The Other One-> Morning Dew-> One More Saturday Night, E: U.S. Blues


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Frost Amphitheatre
Location Palo Alto, CA

Source Main Source A : SBD>MR>PCM>DAT>CD-R

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Main Source A : SBD>MR>PCM>DAT>CD-R ; Patch Source B : Rango Keshavan's FOB Master Audience Cassette, Sony ECM-220T mics > Sony TC-D5M > DAT > CDR ; Seeded by T. Wiley

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Reviewer: grateful phishmon - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 13, 2016
Subject: I agree with Donnie
Almost nothing from 78 on should receive 5 stars (1/22/78, 12/31/78, and 12/31/81 are exceptions). Even in the 89-91 period, only those shows with full-fledged Dark Stars merit 5-star consideration (10/26/89, 7/12/90, 9/20/90, the Branford 90 show (forget the date)).

I'm not that familiar with 82, but I know there weren't any legendary jams or even anything to compare with 72-74 or even 76-77. Some songs arguably got better in the 80's (Cassidy for sure, Bird Song was brought back, Let It Grow maybe, Estimated), but then there's also the problem of the sound not being as good as 72-74 or the "just exactly right" sound of 77. I probably would give only a very few shows as many as 4 stars.

That said, this is one of the better ones, and I like hearing Throwin' Stones and TOG from before their format became set in stone -- especially TOG. The worst thing the Dead ever did to their fans (but the best for their own bank accounts) was to make a hit out TOG, thus bringing in hordes of newcomers to the shows and crowding out many long-time heads. It's well-known that 87 and onward was when the scene started to get a bit rough.

I'd like this recording better if there was a bit more of Brent and Bob in the mix.
Reviewer: DustTizzle - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 27, 2015
Subject: Can someone please help me out with JGB shows
I want some good SBD and AUDs or Matrix's of Jerry Band shows!!! Someone please help... Dustint87@comcast.net or 717-856-8281 cuz I really want some Garcia Band shows! I can't find any other than on YouTube and I don't wanna have to go there when I wanna here some great JGB shows... Ans I mean JGB shows from 70s 80s and 90s none of the ones with just Melvin Seals making money odd the name .... Please help a grateful Head !!! Happy holidays fellow heads
Reviewer: stanforddead - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 10, 2015
Subject: California!
Oh man, fantastic Estimated prophet! Screaming Bobby, and jam immediately following. Nice Alabama opener. Pretty wicked little the Other One.
Reviewer: donnieinbillings - favoritefavoritefavorite - May 11, 2015
Subject: Pretty Good
The first set is solid, with BIODTL, Big River and West LA being the highlights. Music Never Stopped was largely unfocused until the final instrumental break, but ended up ending on a whimper. Compared to what the JGB would do with Deal 8 years down the road, this version is a joke.

Throwing Stones>Touch was immature and undeveloped. Estimated>Eyes is nowhere near the mind-blower other reviewers claim. Drums>Space is nice, but I was listening to this on earphones at 1am and the way every note Jerry played bounced from ear to ear, it gave me motion sickness like driving while it's snowing. The post-Drums segment was good, but not great. To the people giving this 5 stars - just think - you're giving this show the same rating as 8-27-72. Can you seriously, with a straight face, say that this show and that one deserve the same rating?
Reviewer: doug_the_dude - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 9, 2013
Subject: A Swiss watch, indeed...
Set one is about as perfect as it gets; check out that on-a-dime almost invisible transition between Alabama and GSET. As a closer, Music > Deal will absolutely blow you through the wall - the band clearly overloads their sound system capacity and this "flaw" remains throughout the show, but it's kind of fun to keep hearing them push their sound through that deep-bass thump.

Set two opens with that one-two combo Throwing > Touch - I do love the early versions of these songs - the improv section of Throwing (after "on our own....") offered plenty of chances for the band to explore some pretty wild terrain. The sort of polyrhythmic backdrop to Touch I also can't get enough of from these early days.

Jer has some interesting fretwork at play during Estimated, but the real red meat of this set is after the Space Jam post-Rhythm Devils - Truckin' is VERY strong (even though Bobby seemed incapable in '82 of singing the song and the next without all kinds of vocal 'asides' and ridiculous Dylanesque phrasing), and the band power-drives this through to a fantastic jam into the Other One. This thing is an absolute monster leading into Morning Dew.

The band blows it during Sat. Nite, but don't forget about U.S. Blues - play the encore really loud and just take in the magnitude of that opening jam before "red and white..." Their sound system was clearly in danger here, but I guess they just said f it and, boy, does it show!

This is an incredible concert, much more than a simple appetizer for the next night. Try getting your hands on one of those Charlie Miller 24-bit remasters -
Reviewer: radiate - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 24, 2011
Subject: Frost
this show as a 2:00 in the afternoon start. It was also the first time we got to hear touch of grey and throwing stones on the west coast as they had broken these new songs out at MSG a week or so before.
Reviewer: direwolf600 - favoritefavoritefavorite - November 17, 2010
Subject: Super Night in 82
Nice running start on Getaway, Jerry's voice is at an in-between stage on this night. The tone he has is great..it wouldn't be long to that would not be the case, but have no fear Kermit Jerry here. Fun Greatest Story. Then an audience cut comes in and you hear a guy say, Dark Star will be tomorrow. Sorry man, no dice. This TLEO features some neat percussive playing from Jerry. Nothing over the top, standard solid version. For fans of the acoustic dead shows, this next one is a real treat. What made bob include, just like a Swiss watch, in the first verse of BIODTL is beyond me, but ya know, it's bobby. This is a pretty decent version. Solid Me & My Uncle>Big River. Jerry really is playing at an extremely high level at times in these years. It is just so damn effortless.

Dupree's, now we're talking. The show starts to pick up steam here. TMNSP, rolls out in a real chumpy groove. And follows through that way. This version features unbelievable Phil bombs, they are flying out from everywhere. This quickly became one of my favorite versions. Check it out. It segues beautifully into Deal as well. Not one of your better Deals, an average version, although Brent fires up the vocal chords for the final vocal reprise and sends it out on an energetic note.

Always interesting to hear songs in there earlier stages. Here we get a set II opener of Throwing Stones->Touch of Grey. They come off clunky and a tough awkward, but all in all, that's just a picky ear, they actually sound pretty damn good.

Nice Prophet, low key jam, but the flow into Eyes is perfect. Jerry is singing with a ton of passion, and the groove is just, there. This eyes is short in length, but long in content. A very fun listen.

The drums is strong, the space is fantastic! Take the time and listen in. You'll be rewarded by the sweet drop into Truckin'. The last 5 minutes of this Truckin' are extremely enjoyable, and you can hear the hints of the Other One to come, but they just seem like little riffs, and then kaboom! They drop in full tilt, and immediately set a demented direction. The TOO here is short but spine tingling, which may actually better the describe the dew that follows. Jerry tears it once, then plays a lullaby. Saturday night is standard, albeit fun. The U.S. Blues encore is, despite a few soundboard drops, stellar. Some odd mix between and 81 and a 74 version. Really a perfect way to top of a strong show.

Bobby is really in a weird mood for this show, listen for his odd remarks, and lyric changes.

Sound: 7/10
Show: 6.5/10
Overall: 7/10
Reviewer: John Bouffard - - July 10, 2010
Subject: Posting to come back
later
Reviewer: Essephreak - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 14, 2009
Subject: Amazing
>>They were that night.

Actually, this was a daytime show, as I think all of the Frost shows were. What a great venue. Relatively hot that day. It was my third show and I'd ingested some fungus for the occasion, and I remember flipping out a bit on "too hot to even speak now."
Reviewer: dac-n-dead - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 22, 2008
Subject: Juicy Dew
As a fairly deadicated late 70's listener, I haven't spent alot of time listening to 82. This show certainly opened my eyes, I loved the Touch
/Stones 2nd set opener. THe Morning Dew is just
dripping with juice, good stuff.
Reviewer: iriefairie - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 8, 2007
Subject: oh yeah
That was the West Coast debut of the "new" songs Throwing Stones, West LA Fadeaway, Touch of Grey I believe..
Reviewer: bencterry - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 7, 2007
Subject: absolutely ridiculous 2nd set
I'm just going to write a review for the 2nd, although the first is incredible as well. The Throwin'->Touch opener is so different than what both songs would become later in the 80s, Jerry flubs the lyrics a bit in touch, but the tempo and energy are vibrant and beautiful - Phil in full avant-garde mode the entire set, a very pleasing Estimated>Eyes treatment, the Estimated is a monster and the Eyes has some particularly bright jamming, the tempo is more 70s style. The DRUMS>SPACE is UNBELIEVABLE. Primal, ancient, neolithic. One of my all time favorites. Truckin>TOO>Dew with alternate lyric takes, and U.S. Blues caps a jawdropping set.

GIVE IT A LISTEN!
Reviewer: gruUbic - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 13, 2007
Subject: Frosty the Jerr Bear
Crisp recording
Tight performance
Dosed presentation
Kind Setlist

Textbook 82

Got Dead?
Reviewer: footbrake wildchild - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 25, 2007
Subject: new favorite show
when Weir says "Just like a Swiss watch", he means it. They were that night. Tight. Wish I had been there.....
Reviewer: Purple Gel - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 13, 2006
Subject: One of the best ever!!
This show and the one after make up one of the greatest GD weekends ever. From the first note on, this show does not let up!! Check out the Truckin > Other One > Dew, some of the sweetest Dead work of all time!!!
Reviewer: shnaholic - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 3, 2006
Subject: best estimated ever
get every version of this show, you will not be sorry. gotta love the frost. i also agree with disguised as a squirrel...5 stars. but dood lay off the acid, seriously but what scares me more is i understood exactly cause i lived it. throwin touch lol yeah way too overplayed but some of them ole "hits" worked for them. yay-o yaaaaay-o daylight come and me wanna do more. lol tony montana...when you fvck with me you fvcking with the best.
Reviewer: DisguisedAsASquirrel - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 25, 2006
Subject: Punk ass Grateful Dead
Very nice toilet bowl effect on the vocals, as is expected in 82. Aud patches are a little sloppy, but if you are permanently crisp, you think its reality that's skipping anyway. Its more fun that way, right? Did I just ask myself that question?

Bobby during On the Road Again gets a little more "I don' know nothin' 'bout birthin' no babies" than I think I've ever heard. He channels racist cowboy DW Griffith as good as any of them.

And man, check out Jerry doing his best smarmy Dylan during West LA....hysterical. "Movin' red hot items for the mob", and how about the "you treat other people right, other people prob'ly treat you cool"?

This is ballsy, twangy playing throughout, with an unstoppable first set. Jerry's al over the place with the lyrics, Bobby hits some serious clams, but the playing is tight, rockin' and an all around good time. They probably had a mound of yay fit for Tony Montana. You can hear it.

2nd set opening with Throwin'into Touch?! Come on now. The Eyes is at a nice tempo, refreshing for the usual freebased early 80's Eyes. I can smell the bay breezes on this one. Real nice. Space is obviously more chemical fun. Now I smell the nitrous. Can you hear my voice man? Is that me? What? Huh? Hehehheeee. And, zzcccchhhup. There we are again. Scary Other One jam. Very nice and, oh well, let's play Truckin'. "What in the world evermeshame...Took all that dope and had her head reaaranged." "Boopnigh, down in mellowflo..You just keep truckin' on!" OK, now we'll play O1.

Morning Dew, or, according to this cat, Mourning Dew is just tasty. Sat Nite and US Blues, and the party is just beginning. Its time to go back to the hotel and break shit.

Awesome show. Download this...Oh. Right. Well, listen to it anyway.

1.5 for the lunacy, 3.5 for the performance, and 2 more for the clever lyrics, and Weir's neologisms. And another 1.5 for lunacy. That's five right?
Reviewer: grendelschoice - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 4, 2005
Subject: So Dead On!!!!
This is the Dead at their finest. I'd put this show in the Top 3 of the 1980's (w/5-1-81 and 10-12-84) and it might even sneak into that same category for any decade.

The songs are delivered impeccably, there are new-ish gems (T-Stones, Touch--a perfect transition BTW) that sound slightly different and a bit more interesting as a result than their later mostly uniform inacrnations.

Sound quality of this board is the crispest i've heard in the Archive and I just can't say enough about how damn great this show is. Let it Rock.
Reviewer: David Bolewski - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 3, 2005
Subject: Jerry Garcia Banjo
The locomotive banjo Garcia is all here. One of the best 2nd sets the band has ever played in the 1980's. My favorite all time Estimated/Eyes is here. Touch of Grey is excellent.I love the new Throwin stones. There is something sexual about these shows. delicate and inter-woven. It has an ancient sound to it. Check out the China-cat/Rider and Cassidy from the other night. 5 stars for playing and 4 for quality
Reviewer: Matty Kid - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 5, 2005
Subject: Crisp
Sound quality is great and they are just rocking out on all cylinders - freaking love deal, followed up by throwing stones, and touch. Sweet
Reviewer: tivo - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 9, 2005
Subject: My All Time Favorite
This show rocks from start to finish!!! The boys were dead rippin'!!! The Truckin'--> Other One... Dew... Sat Night are superb. This entire show is absolutely right on. There are a couple of times when it sounds like Mickey and Billy kick their bass drum while Phil drops a bomb and the frequency drops into a range beyond what the tape, i assume, can handle... i know, it sounds strange... and it only happens a couple of times late in the show when, i'm sure, the volume knob was set at 11 :-) Regardless, the sound quality is excellent. GET THIS SHOW!!
Reviewer: dsorainbow - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 5, 2005
Subject: This show is amazing
Its everything you thought the dead was growing up as a kid. I mean WOW on the space!!!!!If anyone is having an eventfull evening. This show has some amazing effects. It completly spaced my face!!!
Reviewer: shulari - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 3, 2004
Subject: One of the Best
That beautiful, warm autumn day at Stanford. First time the dead played at Stanford since Maples in'73. Everyone who was anyone was there. The Truckin' Other One jam just blew me away. Will always remember that Saturday as the "Stanford Shroom"
Reviewer: RacerX93 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 17, 2004
Subject: Better Than Sex
Hey if you were there, next time you see me I'll give you your kiss. And I mean anyone that was there. A whole first set of foreplay, casual groping and then an hour an a half of taking me to the pre orgasmic/post orgasmic in the middle an back and not letting go.
No one was guarding backstage. Hell, no one was guarding any thing.
Dont have your download?
I guess you dont love me. I miss you, call me.
Oh by the way, what was your name?
This show was that good.
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